Why doesn’t the Pro Pilot bracelet get the same love the Aquis does? I think they are both extremely comfortable due to the taper, nice edges, and smooth feel of the links. I’d even say they wear nicer than all of the GS’s I have owned and even my AT due to the taper making them incredible bang for your buck in my opinion.
The Pro Pilot is primarily brushed with the exception of the polished beveled edges(I love this detail), while the Aquis has the satin center links and polished outer links. As for the build they are very similar. The Pro Pilot links are a bit chunky and don’t thin out as the bracelet tapers and remain a bit fat all the way through, while the Aquis links are longer and get progressively thinner as the bracelet tapers. Some might feel the slightly thinner links make the Aquis feel a bit more refined, but overall they’re very similar in my opinion. Their clasps are very different though. The Aquis has a two button clasp, while the Pro Pilot has a single, slightly recessed button.
The Aquis is definitely flashier, but that doesn’t necessarily mean better (and I know a lot of people like to wear Pilot watches on leather), so why all the hype behind the Aquis bracelet and the tepid to negative responses to the Pro Pilot bracelet?